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Dear Friends,

As it often goes with the best-laid plans... just as we were preparing to welcome you back in early May, we received word that, in light of the ongoing health emergency, the Smithsonian Institution extended the postponement of public programs and events until further notice.

So we wasted no time coming up with new ways for you to connect with us: Introducing the weekly Smithsonian Associates Digital Digest! In it we'll share fascinating stories from across the Smithsonian and other museums, C-SPAN broadcasts of our programs, interviews with some of our speakers from The Not Old Better podcast, virtual exhibition tours, and a few surprises as well.

It's all designed to make sure you continue to enjoy what you've come to value from Smithsonian Associates: programs and experiences that are entertaining, informative, eclectic, and insightful.

Smithsonian Open Access

These artworks from Delacroix, Copley, Homer and Rodin— artists that students enrolled in our World Art History Certificate Program learn about—are now available through Smithsonian Open Access. Check out what this tool has to offer!

Explore Smithsonian Open Access

Smithsonian Associates' C-SPAN Library

Did you know you can find online broadcasts of over 100 of our programs through the C-SPAN digital video library? Take a second look at a program you attended or discover one you missed.

Watch a Past Program

Erik Larson, Winston Churchill, and Leadership During a Crisis

We're pleased to let you know that author Erik Larson's planned Smithsonian Associates appearance in March has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 16.

The themes of his newest book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, have taken on a deeper resonance at the moment. We invite you to enjoy a recent Smithsonian magazine conversation with Larson, who discusses the leadership qualities that shaped Churchill's ability as Prime Minister to teach the British people “the art of being fearless."

View Article

Cherry Blossoms of Smithsonian Gardens

Though D.C.'s beloved cherry blossoms have already peaked, you can still take in their full beauty on this digital stroll through the Smithsonian's trees-and pick up some pointers from Smithsonian Gardens on identifying the varieties you might find in your own neighborhood.

View SI Garden Guide

Smithsonian's Learning Lab

Looking for at-home educational resources? The Learning Lab offers special content for families, including fun activities in subject areas including science, social studies, culture, and arts.

Visit Smithsonian's Leraning Lab

Virtual Tour of Natural History Exhibits

The Museum of Natural History's website offers virtual tours of current and past museum exhibits.

Tour an Exhibit